China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) says it has landed its single-largest containership order valued at over $1.5 billion.
CSSC did not disclose the buyer but reports indicate the order was placed by Swiss-based MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, the world’s number two shipping line.
CSSC said the order encompasses thirteen newbuild containerships of 16,000 TEU capacity each. Seven will be constructed by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Group and six by Guangzhou Shipbuilding International Co., both of which are CSSC subsidiaries. Each ship will measure 366-meters long and 51-meters wide, and will be equipped with a scrubber-fitted WinGD main engine that is reportedly LNG-ready.
CSSC hailed the order as the largest single containership newbuild order in its history and the result of the successful merger of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and China Shipbuilding Industry Company (CSIC), which was completed in late 2019.
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